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Chicken Juarez

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Recipe By Chef Jim Coleman

Tastes just like chicken… well chicken from south of the border. This Mexican dish is a snap to make, and tastes great. It’s also good for entertaining some guests.

Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 chicken, cut into quarters
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced


    1. In a bowl, mix together the chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, garlic, and lime juice. Rub the paste over the chicken. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
    2. Place each chicken quarter and slices of the onion on a square of foil. Fold into a package and seal the edges. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) for 1½ to 2 hours. Allow your guests to open the individual chicken packets at the table.
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